Hot and spicy, cayenne pepper is available all year round adding zest to dishes around the world and health to those brave enough to risk its fiery heat.
The hotness produced by the cayenne pepper is caused by a high concentration of a substance call Capsaicin a.k.a chili pepper. Capsaicin is the active ingredient in pepper that gives you that burning sensation when you consume it, Generally speaking, the hotter the pepper the higher the capsaicin.
Cayenne is a fruit, not a herb, but it produces the healing property of herbs, cayenne peppers belong to the nightshade family of plants like the jalapeno and bell pepper.
Cayenne contains vitamin A, B6, and C it also contains beta-carotene, manganese, and potassium cayenne pepper have a lot of health benefits, but here I will just list a few below.
The health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper
Helps Heal The Heart
One of the most dramatic health benefits of cayenne pepper is its reported ability to stop heart attacks within seconds. This effect comes from the ability of cayenne to act as a vassal dilator which open arteries that allow critical blood flow to the heart to resume, in the case of heart attacks cayenne is best given orally Tincher or hot tea to speed its entry into the blood stream.
According to the famous herbalist doctor John R. Christopher, this amounts to a teaspoon of cayenne powder in a cup of hot water, which is about 500 milligram.
Cayenne is an important source of vitamin A and C these two vitamins are powerful antioxidants that help in fighting free radicles in the body and in treating heart disease, arthritis, osteoarthritis, cataract and more the free radicals are responsible for causing cellular damage to nerves and blood vessels, and cayenne help stop them in their tracks.
Capsaicin from cayenne peppers is used effectively in many areas of pain relief, capsaicin is extracted from hot the hot cayenne peppers and apply to the skin has the active impedance in a cream or ointment, it is effective over the counter pain remedy.
In a 1991 study at the university of Florence, 39 men and woman suffering from migraines obtain relief by squirting a capsaicin solution into the nostril on the headache side of the face. Capsaicin also clears chronic sinus congestions and fight allergies, it has also to be shown to be effective in acute pain relief following surgical procedures.
The compound capsaicin is also believed to treat cancer by preventing the casing from binding with DNA. As a regular dietary intake, it has been found through various studies that eating or taking cayenne can provide some protection from cancer. In clinical studies conducted in Japan, England, and the united States capsaicin as be shown to cause cancer cells to undergo apoptosis which is a form of cellular termination.
Eating cayenne pepper accelerate the metabolic process helping the body to burn more calories, in a human study conducted at the division of kinesiology in Quebec Canada the addition of cayenne peppers to meals significantly increase diet-induced thermogenic which are a heat production lipid peroxidation which is the burning of fat energy. In a second study, results show that the intake of cayenne pepper decrease appetite.
Prevents blood Clots
Cayenne helps to prevent blood clots forming due to its effect on blood platelets aggregation, in other words, cayenne prevent blood platelets from sticking together, this effect is a part of the relationship between cayenne pepper and heart health. And cayenne those it naturally it no toxic side effects, cayenne is a natural blood thinner and is a great alternative for those who wish to avoid harmful blood thinners from farmer surgical companies.
Prevent Stomach Ulcers
For some unknown reason cayenne and other hot chili peppers reputation for contributing to stomach, Ulcers is False. The true is that these hot peppers help prevent gastro stomach by killing harmful bacteria you may have ingested. Studies have shown that capsaicin protects the stomach membrane by increasing the blood flow, at the same time it stimulates the cells lining the stomach to secrete buffing juices that prevent ulcers from forming. We can conclude that in spite its hot taste, cayenne is excellent for rebuilding the tissue in the stomach, therefore, reducing the rest of stomach ulcers.
Stop Bleeding (Internally and Externally)
If you have cut yourself but not have a bandage nearby you can stop the bleeding with a bit of cayenne powder, cayenne pepper equalizes the blood pressure and allows cuts, even deep cuts to clot quickly this prevent the blood from flowing out, you can either sprinkle it on dry or mix it with some water to form an impromptu gaze, it will sting a bit of course, but it is in fact, a tried and trued healer so it is always good to have some handy.
Cayenne pepper can stop bleeding in one minute under most circumstances.
Reference Dr. Akilah El